February 2016

Panorama: seminars and books

by Editor


New World Veterinary Repertory by Richard Pitcairn and Wendy Jensen

The very first repertory designed exclusively for veterinary use. Of the more than 110 repertories published over the last two centuries*, this is the first that has been carefully constructed to be of special application to veterinary practice. Until now, veterinarians practicing the homeopathy of Hahnemann have used the repertories designed for human beings – Kent's, Boenninghausen's Therapeutic Pocketbook, Boger edition of Boenninghausen's repertory, The Synthetic Repertory, etc. These are excellent repertories for human use but can be a challenge to veterinarians for two reasons.
1. They contain large amounts of information, such as sensations, types of pains, and specific locations, that only humans can communicate.
2. Some of the most common non-human conditions are either minimally presented or completely absent from existing repertories.

Veterinarians Richard Pitcairn and Wendy Jensen, together with over 55 years' experience in exclusively homeopathic practices, bring their knowledge of animal conditions and the correspondingly most applicable rubrics to this unparalleled reference work. The Boenninghausen repertory, edited by Boger, was the foundation for the work because of its emphasis on physical conditions and its skillful use of modalities and concomitants that are so necessary in veterinary work. After editing out the non-applicable material, rubrics especially helpful in animal cases were added or enlarged – primarily from Kent's repertory, but also from other sources including Jahr, Boger, Allen, Hering and Boericke. Extensive cross references were also added to make the discovery of the most similar rubric much easier than ever before.

Congress for Animal Homeopathy DVD

Keenly awaited and a major success – over 250 veterinary homeopaths from 12 countries met in April 2013 for the second international congress of animal homeopathy, which featured a series of varied and highly practical contributions that were enthusiastically received by the participants.
Tim Couzens: finding the remedy for horses and a description of helpful remedies for the most important illnesses, plus lively portraits of numerous remedy pictures in horses.
Christiane Krüger: portraits of horses remedy types, illustrated with expressive cases and clinical indications.
Gertrud Pysall: observations on communication with horses using brief, incisive video clips.
John Saxton: the physiological concept of Hahnemann‘s miasms as well as the mode of action and practical applications of bowel nosodes
Sue Armstrong: procedures in homeopathic cancer treatment from prevention to palliative care in the final stages, plus observations on the connection between cancer and injury or inflammation.
Dominique Fraefel: descriptions and video clips showing the behaviour and physical symptoms of Lycopodium cats.
Gilberte Favre: the nature of sheep and how to interact with them – supplemented with practical tips on the investigation and prescription of homeopathic remedies, plus the depiction of key constitutional and first-aid remedies.
Rosina Sonnenschmidt: holistic treatment of birds consisting of hormonal therapy, light therapy, bird acupuncture (as developed by her), and miasmatic homeopathy with numerous examples.
Anke Henne: usage and applications of leeches – for example, in treatment of the musculoskeletal system.
The emphasis on practical applications and the breadth of the topics provided everyone – whether treating large animals or small ones – with a wealth of useful information, making this animal homeopathy congress a valuable source of inspiration for the treatment of animals.

Homeopathic Remedy Pictures for Animals by Vicki Mathison

60 homeopathic remedies for animals, portrayed with delightful cartoons and trenchant keynotes - studying remedy pictures has rarely been such fun!

The New Zealand veterinary homeopath Vicki Mathison combines in this work a fine artistic talent with profound sensitivity for the nature of the animals and the remedies they require.

"What better way to study than to capture the essence of a remedy in caricature. Vicki knows the spirit of equus as only a horse-lover can, sensing from the most minute detail the disposition and mood of the horse before her. Dogs, too, occupy a special place in her heart and her household, their antics portrayed in cartoon form in such a way that one “sees” the animal more clearly than before.
Vicki not only has the ability to crisply draw the essence, she also paints a clear image with her words. Through her eyes, the remedies come alive and are no longer merely a list of symptoms. The sadness of Natrium muriaticum, the agitation of Arsenicum, the restlessness of Iodum all take on an easily recognizable form. As she says, it is so beautiful to watch an animal “show” her a remedy picture.
This book will surely find its way into the homes of many animal lovers, whether they are familiar with homeopathy or not, and into the practices of veterinary homeopaths, for even those with much experience can be inspired to see animals in a fresh way."
Deborah Collins

Lac remedies in practice by Philip Bailey

Philip Bailey uses his wealth of clinical experience working with Lac remedies to flesh out fully rounded pictures of 8 milk remedies. Each chapter is based on personal experience using the remedy, and includes many original observations. This is accompanied by case studies, expressed in the actual words of the patients, enabling a thorough examination of how each remedy’s themes and essence are expressed verbally. The publisher:

Philip Bailey uses his wealth of clinical experience working with Lac remedies to flesh out fully rounded pictures of 8 milk remedies. Each chapter is based on personal experience using the remedy, and includes many original observations. With the help of this knowledge, homeopaths can deepen their understanding of Lac remedies beyond rubrics and stereotypes, to the complexities of real people. The breadth of Bailey’s clinical descriptions is matched by their depth. The essence of each remedy picture is fully explored in the book, and studied from numerous angles. The result is the kind of rich and nuanced materia medica that is easy to relate to, and easy to apply in clinical practice. Each chapter is accompanied by case histories, expressed in the actual words of the patients, enabling a thorough examination of how each remedy’s themes and essence are expressed verbally.

Bailey paints a rich psychological picture of the main themes in Lac cases, from early dynamics of inadequate bonding to mother, through victim-consciousness to compensatory spiritual idealism, whilst emphasising the split in every Lac case between the worldly and the spiritual, and the ambivalence which results from this split.

The Lacs - a Materia Medica and Repertory by Patricia Hatherly

This illustrated book of 700 pages covers the complete materia medica of the 20 Lacs which have published provings. The material is set out synoptically in a mind-map presentation with rubrics in Generalities; Mind and Dreams grouped thematically for ease of understanding of the main concepts. The text is interspersed with personal commentary from Patricia's experience both as a homoeopath as well as a lactation consultant, and this serves to embellish certain aspects of the material from a Doctrine of Signatures perspective as well as flag differential markers.
Each materia medica chapter has a comprehensive bibliography as well as a list of remedies to be considered in differential diagnosis. Additionally, a comprehensive repertory of all the rubrics from both published provings as well as cases, serves to make this THE book you will reach for when a Lac is being considered.

"I have been looking forward to a book which would cover all the existing info of the Lacs; a most deep acting group of the animal remedies. One of the few people in the world who would have the competence, knowledge and drive to do this is Patricia and she did it - so thank you very much, Patricia." Kees Dam

"In the production of this collection of Lacs, Patricia has gone back to the source material in Animal Mind, Human Voices and other Lac provings and her attention to detail is impressive." Nancy Herrick

"This work is the most comprehensive opus on the Lacs. The book will not only help all those doing research on the Lacs, but will help finding the right remedy for a patient when a Lac is being considered, a much easier task. It is a work which I wholeheartedly recommend. Roger van Zandvoort

For more books on Veterinary Homeopathy, you can browse Narayana's site: www.narayana-verlag.de

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